News: Occupy Wall Street Update – Unions Join In – Police Wild Out

By - Thursday, October 6th, 2011

After the chaos that ensued last night down on Wall Street the Occupy Wall Street movement appears to be stronger than ever. Yesterday dozens of Unions joined Occupy Wall Street resulting in a massive crowd that filled Foley Square beyond capacity. Last night NYPD used pepper spray, batons, and brute force to move protesters away from the entrance to Wall Street after many tried to push through police barricades. There were reports of at least 20 protesters being arrested. Rumors immediately circulated that police provocateurs dressed as protesters were to blame for the incident. In related news, a law suit has been filed by Occupy Wall Street protesters that were arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge this past Saturday. D.C.’s Partnership for Civil Justice Fund has filed a federal class action lawsuit against New York City, Mayor Bloomberg, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly and a number of cops that were involved. PCJ filed the 20-page case, known as Garcia v. Bloomberg, on the behalf of five demonstrators who claim that the NYPD led them and the rest of the 700 protesters that were arrested across the Brooklyn Bridge, trapped them and “falsely” arrested them. All of the above are violations of the Fourth Amendment, and the PCJ doesn’t plan on letting them slide.

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